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Will “Only Murders” be funny? It depends.

Grant , August 30th, 2021


Martin Short, Steve Martin and Selena Gomez to star in the new show Only Murders. Variety tells us that the new show called Only Murders and staring Selena…


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Kein Gesicht und keine Stimme. Kinder in der aktuellen Populärkultur

Martina Winkler , January 10th, 2021


So häufig in aktuellen Filmen und Serien über Kinder gesprochen wird, so selten sind sie tatsächlich präsent. Bei aller Diversität bleibt die uns gezeigte Welt eine sehr erwachsene,…


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La opinión publica en escena

Manuel Delgado , September 24th, 2020


Artículo publicado en El Periódico de Catalunya, el 6 de febrero de 1993, a raíz de una entrega del programa de Antena 3, “Queremos saber”, dirigido y presentado…


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La violencia extrañada

Manuel Delgado , August 22nd, 2020


Último apartado del artículo “Discurso y violencia. La fantasmización mediática de la fuerza”, en la revista de la Facultat de Comunicació Blanquerna de la Universitat Ramon Lull de…


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Films & videos on media activism & more

philbu , June 30th, 2020


This is a selection of films and videos on mediated activism, anthropological perspectives on media and culture, and globalization and (de)colonization in relation to media.Compiled by Philipp Budka…


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Gruesome TV: dumb culture returns?

Grant , February 22nd, 2018


The thing that strikes you about The Frankenstein Chronicles is how gruesome it is. This was true too of The Alienist. In both cases, the series begins with…


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Anthropology in an Age of ‘Dangerous Nonsense’ (Part 1)

Ryan , June 4th, 2017


In the waning moments of 2016, one man, armed with an AR-15 and “information” about a conspiracy related to Hilary Clinton, walked into a DC pizza parlor hell…


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China im Gedichtfieber: Des einen Freud, des andern Leid

Liu Yijia , March 2nd, 2017


Wie viele klassische Gedichte lernen chinesische Schüler auswendig? Die Antwort einer 16-jährigen Schülerin: 2000. Auch jenseits des Hypes, den eine aktuelle TV-Show erzeugt hat, wird klassischen Gedi…


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China im Gedichtfieber: Des einen Freud, des andern Leid

Liu Yijia , March 2nd, 2017


Wie viele klassische Gedichte lernen chinesische Schüler auswendig? Die Antwort einer 16-jährigen Schülerin: 2000. Auch jenseits des Hypes, den eine aktuelle TV-Show erzeugt hat, wird klassischen Gedi…


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Managing cultural complexity, 3 options courtesy of Tom Friedman, Chance the Rapper, and Maggie Siff

Grant , February 17th, 2017


(Originally published Feb. 16 on Medium) Tom Friedman was interviewed by Al Hunt on Charlie Rose Tuesday night. He was pitching his new book: Thank you for being…


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大鸡大利 | Year of the Cock

Gabriele , January 31st, 2017


It’s a joke so obvious and trite that I tried very hard to avoid it, but eventually everyone around me was cracking it, and sometimes the cheapest jokes…


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Culture churn, aka TV with a very short shelf life

Grant , October 11th, 2016


Jason Lynch recently suggested that Fox is keen to make Tuesday night a little more robust in the ratings department. There is trouble, apparently, in paradise. The network’s…


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comics on culture on Charlie Rose

Grant , August 24th, 2016


Yesterday, the Charlie Rose Show repeated interviews with comics Billy Eichner, Amy Pohler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, and Seth Meyers. A couple of comments jumped out….


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The reception and consumption of telenovelas in Senegal

John Postill , May 18th, 2016


This is a fourth set of notes under the broad theme of media and change in preparation for the volume Postill, J., E. Ardevol and S. Tenhunen (eds.)…


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Dark Value, a new book published today

Grant , May 5th, 2016


I wrote this brief book in 2015 and promptly put it in a drawer and forgot about it. Then a couple of days ago  (May 3, 2016), Virginia Postrel posted…


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Seminar: Indigenous Media 2016

philbu , May 4th, 2016


Again, I have the pleasure to teach the Seminar “Indigenous Media” for the MA Program in Visual and Media Anthropology at the Free University Berlin. Find below a…


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how to make TV now (the “whole world” approach)

Grant , April 21st, 2016


Natalie Chaidez is the show runner for Hunters (Mondays, 10:00 eastern, SyFy). Recently Sean Hutchinson asked her what she was aiming for. Our idea of aliens is cliched, she replied. She wanted to &#…


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The ‘wicked grin’ test (as a new creative measure)

Grant , April 19th, 2016


How do you know when something in our culture is really good? I think it’s when it makes us grin a wicked grin. This is one of those: Dave Chappelle does…


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Panel: “Media anthropology’s legacies and concerns” @ EASA 2016 Conference Milan

philbu , March 22nd, 2016


The EASA Media Anthropology Network’s panel “Media anthropology’s legacies and concerns” at the 14th European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) conference in Milan (20-23 July, 2016) …


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It’s Not Oscar, It’s HBO

Anne Kelsey , February 28th, 2016


I can’t remember the last movie I watched in an actual movie theater. Some of that is because I find the dramatic TV serial so much more powerful…


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Televised charismatic Christianity in Ghana

John Postill , January 30th, 2016


Here is another set of notes under the broad theme of media and change in preparation for the volume Postill, J., E. Ardevol and S. Tenhunen (eds.) forthcoming,…


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The Grinder and the perils of celebrity culture

Grant , December 3rd, 2015


The Grinder is a show from FOX about a TV actor (Rob Lowe as “Dean”) who leaves his hit series, a courtroom drama, to spend some time in…


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Paper: Indigenous audio-visual media production and broadcasting – Canadian Examples

philbu , September 15th, 2015


Budka, P. 2015. Indigenous audio-visual media production and broadcasting – Canadian Examples. Paper at “Eleventh Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies”, Vienna, Austria: University of Vienna,…


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Cultural Leaders and Laggards, the problem with beer ads

Grant , September 1st, 2015


I love this ad.  How quickly bashful behavior gives way to full-on performance.  And how this disappears (when the woman enters the store). And then reappears (when it occurs to our…


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